Monday, 6 October 2008: 10:15 AM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 361C
While numerous land-use planning datasets are publicly available, they are often underutilized by the public-at-large. This has led to long-term negative economic and environmental consequences. The objective of this project was to develop methods for making land-use assessment data more easily publicly available over the Internet with a Google Maps interface. A backend scripting program was used to build a dynamic web page that incorporated Google Maps Applications Programming Interface (API). This program allowed multiple land-use planning transparent overlays to be displayed with Google Maps base data at multiple zoom levels. With this web page, valuable maps for land-use assessment were easily created; however, the page was quite resource intensive and caused system instability. Even though this was a problem, this work indicates that these issues can be overcome with further development through the use and automation of image tiling.
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